GPO librarians:
Could someone please inform all FedLibbers approximately what percentage of the publications from the new 
GPO Bookstore website are available via FDYSYS for free? 
Thank you,
Jan Herd
Science, Technology & Business Division
The Library of Congress

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Please see the information below about the upgraded GPO Bookstore Online.

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has launched an upgraded version of the U.S. Government Online Bookstore. GPO started making Government publications available for sale in the 1920s with a retail bookstore and then established an online presence for selling publications in 1999. GPO has approximately four thousand Federal titles and more than 150 eBooks available through the agency's online bookstore. The new website includes:

* Improved search capabilities and usability
* Option to browse for products by topic or by Government agency
* Enhanced product detail page that includes product image and description, suggested related items, reviews, author information and links to other available formats
* Option to sort products alphabetically, by date of publication, popularity, or price

Visit GPO's new bookstore website at The public can also visit GPO's retail bookstore located at 710 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, DC.

"GPO has a long history of making Government publications available to the public through our retail and online bookstore," said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "The new bookstore website is more user-friendly and tailored to the needs of our customers. I am excited for GPO to offer this improved service to the public as we continue to carry out our mission of Keeping America Informed."

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (, partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit